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MSTE Doctoral Fellowship (2014/2015)
Science Education / Teaching

MSTE Doctoral Fellowship (2014/2015)

So, I  am the winner of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) Doctoral Fellowship for 2014/2015.     Queen’s promotional material says… The Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) Group is a research and development team at the Faculty of Education that is dedicated to improving teaching and learning in the mathematics, science and … Continue reading

Teaching Science
Evolution / Politics / Pseudoscience / Religion / Science Education / Teaching

Teaching Science

Evidence-Based Practice—Because anything else has no foundation in reality. There are topics in science where the evidence really is in. Where professional scientists, world experts in their field, have stopped arguing about the phenomena, and have turned their attention to the details (e.g., evolution and anthropogenic climate change). Yet many classroom teachers and their political … Continue reading

Anti-MMR vaccine put-down… hats off to David H. Gorski
Science Education / Vaccines and Vaccination

Anti-MMR vaccine put-down… hats off to David H. Gorski

In all my reading – and there has been a considerable amount… clinical studies in academic journals, books, magazines like New Scientist and Scientific American, Nature, online science blogs, online reportage, opinion pieces, you name it. I’ve read sh!t-loads over the last few years (apologies for the language), nobody has ever done such a thorough, concise and beautifully put-together put-down of the anti-vaccine movement as David H. Gorski, MD, PhD., over at Science Based Medicine. Continue reading

Aggressive dogs, poor training techniques, sound statistics and some good advice in the discussion – shame about the methodology.
Animal behaviour / Science Education / Zoology

Aggressive dogs, poor training techniques, sound statistics and some good advice in the discussion – shame about the methodology.

I came across a new study the other day, recently published in the journal of Applied Animal Behaviour Science… Herron, M., Schofer, F., & Reisner, I. (2009). Survey of the use and outcome of confrontational and non-confrontational training methods in client-owned dogs showing undesired behaviors. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 117, 47–54. Introduction and Methodology The … Continue reading

Jeni Barnett – pandering to her own ego, by deceit through censorship. Previously posted as… Please Mr. Agent, can Jeni come out to play again?
Complete Bollocks / Pseudoscience / Science Education / Vaccines and Vaccination

Jeni Barnett – pandering to her own ego, by deceit through censorship. Previously posted as… Please Mr. Agent, can Jeni come out to play again?

This is the on-going charade of me trying to get Jeni Barnett to actually respond to criticisms of her January 2009 LBC radio broadcast.

I live in hope that one day she will stop deleting the polite, yet critical queries of her behaviour from her blog.
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